Posts By Anthony Miccio

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Paris Hilton Talks Sex Tape, Says She’s Neither “Spoiled” Nor A “Slut”

That Piers Morgan sure knows how to do a hard-hitting interview. The Larry King replacement had Paris Hilton and her mom Kathy on his show last night, and—once Piers got done complimenting Paris and the Kardashians for their amazing work in the world of branding—he gave the reality TV star/socialite a chance to clear up some misconceptions. For one thing, Paris isn’t spoiled! “People assume that everything was handed to me and I’ve never had to work a day in my life. But, in reality, I’ve worked so hard,” she explained. “I’ve done this all on my own and I don’t take anything from my family, I do everything by myself.” Kathy then shared an anecdote about Paris making her buy her a cell phone when she was 15, which somehow related to Paris being “thrifty.” “I think it’s just something that runs in my blood, wanting to be creative and do big things,” said the younger Hilton.

After repeatably calling her work ethic and empire “laudable,” he brought up Paris’ sex tape. “You know, and I was a little girl, I looked up to people like Princess Diana and these women, and I feel like [then-boyfriend/sex tape partner Rick Salomon] took that away from me…This is not what I planned. I didn’t want to be known as that, and now, when people look at me they think that I’m something I’m not just because of one incident one night with someone who I was in love with. People assume—oh, she’s a slut just because of one thing that happened to me and it’s hard because I’ll never—I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life and explain it to my children.” Well, there’s also the infamous Carl’s Jr. ad and countless other allegations of sex-crazed drug abuse with fellow socialites/brands, but yeah, one could argue that the sex tape is a big reason Paris never got to be America’s Princess Diana. And far be it from Piers to suggest otherwise.

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Snooki Wears A Neck Brace After Car Accident

Well, it looks like Snooki is out of custody following her collision with a police car in Florence yesterday, though she does look a little worse for wear. The Jersey Shore star was wearing a neck brace while walking around town with Deena earlier today, though it should be noted there are also photos of her without the brace as well in the gallery below. Was she suffering or just showing off? We’re sure to find out once this oh-so-promising third season finally makes it to air.

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Hayden Panettiere Hanging Out With NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez

Well, he’s certainly her type. Less than a month after splitting from hulking boyfriend Vladimir Klitschko, Hayden Panettiere stepped out with New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez and another couple to get some In-N-Out Burger in Laguna Hills Monday. TerezOwens said last week that Hayden and Mark were initially friends, with the Heroes star making romantic moves after she was dumped by the 6’6″ Ukranian boxer. While Mark Sanchez is only 6’2″, that’s still a solid foot above Hayden’s height—more than enough for the Jet to qualify as a suitable rebound hunk.

Despite posting photos of Hayden & Mark’s “date,” RumorFix says their source claims the pair are “just friends.” That’s all well and good, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Klitschko called up some tiny, blond European “friends” to grab some chow as soon as he saw the shots. How long before musical loving Mark takes the lady to a Broadway premiere?

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Rumors We Love: George Lucas Shot 50 Hours Of New Star Wars Episodes

We knew George Lucas was a little nuts, but come on…the New York Post got Star Wars fans all jazzed by reporting that the mastermind had “50 hours worth of scripts for the long-anticipated Star Wars live-action TV series already shot,” but was waiting for “a different type of technology we can use so it’s economically feasible to shoot the shows” before releasing them. Understandably, everyone who cares (and after the last trilogy and Clone Wars, it’s amazing people aren’t just ignoring him) was a little confused by the hub-bub. The episodes were shot but still needed to be shot? What does “in the can” mean? Did Lucas tape the live-action parts with some newfangled digital hoo-ha to be added later?

Sadly (or is it?), Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Lucas was misquoted—50 hours of episodes have been written, but nothing’s been committed to digital video. It’s still a crazy notion, especially considering that every time Lucas finishes a Star Wars project he swears he’s going to spend his kazillions making small art projects, only to drop another load of space junk on the fanboys (to be fair, he did produce Red Tails, a Cuba Gooding Jr. movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, scheduled for release later this year). But the question remains—what technological advancement will allow George to pump out these 50 hours of Star Wars apocrypha? We’re guessing a computer program that makes his later work tolerable for people who don’t sleep with a light saber.

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Andy Dick Sued For Rubbing Genitals On Comedy Club Attendee

Considering how many people have been fondled by Andy Dick without consent and exposed to his genitals, it’s a little ironic the comedian’s being sued by someone who actually paid to see him. But yes, a man who went to a Dick show in Dallas late last year wants damages after the Celebrity Rehab regular whipped out his Dick-and-Andys from under a dress and rubbed them on the poor guy’s face. By the way—the fellow disappointed by his encounter with Dick’s genitalia while Andy was dressed like a woman? His last name is Tucker. Dick vs. Tucker. Boom.

While we certainly wouldn’t want to be among Dick’s many molestees, and would likely feel “degraded and humiliated”¬† if we did somehow wind up with a cheek rub from Andy’s Dick, we’re a little intrigued by the victim’s claim that he’s been “harassed and ridiculed by the workers he supervises as well as his management peers.” Did the entire company go to the Dick show? Did someone take a photo? There’s a story here, and it’s not that Andy Dick will be in jail for a long, long time if they ever make a “three strikes” rule for public indecency.

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Sean Kingston Lost Control Of Jet Ski, Says Passenger, Alcohol Not Involved


Cassandra Sanchez, a passenger on Sean Kingston‘s jet ski when he collided with a bridge in Miami Beach this weekend, tells TMZ that she warned the singer he was driving too fast, yelling at him to stop. “Both jet skis pulled out of the dock at the same time and we were going so fast we just blasted past them. When we turned a corner and crashed…they were so far behind us they didn’t even see us crash.” Sanchez said she believes he tried to turn away from the bridge, but failed. After the crash, Kingston was “coughing up blood, foam and pink stuff” as friends tried to help them, with the singer finally saying “I’m hurting, I’m hurting” when he was able to speak. A Coast Guard rescuer also says Kingston told him “I’m going to be OK.” Authorities do not believe alcohol played a part in the crash.

Sanchez, who only received minor rib injuries, said Kingston, currently in critical but stable condition, “can’t really talk” due to a tube in his throat, “but he is lucid and understands what’s going on.” Kingston’s rep had no update this morning, but said his family was grateful for everyone’s prayers and support. See the gallery below to see the warm thoughts celebrity friends like Justin Bieber have shared about Kingston (pictured above with his mother Janice), following his tragic accident.

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Angelina Jolie’s Cleopatra Won’t Be A “Sex Symbol,” Says Jolie

Angelina Jolie sure knows how to sell a film, doesn’t she? After all, what could make people more excited for her David Fincher-directed remake of Cleopatra than telling us she won’t be nearly as sexy as Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film. “My performance will never be as lovely as Elizabeth’s,” she told The Telegraph. “We are trying to get into a different truth about her as a pharaoh in history and not as a sex symbol, because she really wasn’t.” Truth! Oh yeah, we love that in our epics. “Even this idea of her having many lovers—it was possible that it was only two. She is very interesting, but she wasn’t a great beauty.” Forgive us for asking, but then why is she being played by Angelina Jolie? And how realistic is any film that stars a white actress as an African queen?

Despite the discussion, it will be a while before we see Jolie’s gritty, less erotic version of Cleopatra—Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy will likely keep him busy, and no one has been announced to play one of her Roman suitors. Let’s not forget that Steven Soderbergh has been trying to make a 3-D rock musical on the subject with Catherine Zeta-Jones—Cleo—for years. Gee, why is it so hard to get outlandish remakes of the most expensive movie of the ’60s off the ground?

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My Fair Brady‘s Adrianne Curry And Christopher Knight Separate

How did reality TV romancers Christopher Knight & Adrianne Curry celebrate beating the odds and reaching their 5th anniversary? By publicly separating. “The decision was mutually reached after it became clear to both that some perspective was needed in order to assess their unique union,” their lawyer told Hollyscoop. “Obvious to both Knight and Curry was that their marriage would require more effort then a garden-variety relationship. They are taking time to see if they want to continue to put in that extraordinary effort. The couple has mutually determined that they are at a place where moving forward will require a step back. They still love one another but need some distance to consider their future.”

Brady Bunch star Knight and America’s Next Top Model winner Curry met on VH1′s The Surreal Life in 2004, with their following courtship and romance chronicled on My Fair Brady. The pair have continued to work as TV personalities since the show’s end in 2008, with Knight and Curry appearing together¬† at the Reality Rocks Expo this April. Despite Curry throwing her birth control pills away in the Season 3 finale of Brady, the pair had yet to conceive any children.

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Lady Gaga Ziplines Over Central Park For Good Morning America

Well, here’s one way to avoid overzealous fans. Lady Gaga ziplined over the crowd in Central Park this morning, on her way to the Rumsey Playfield stage to sing “Bad Romance” for Good Morning America. Seeming tech issues meant she missed most of the song, but it certainly wasn’t any kind of Turn Off The Dark fiasco. Gaga went on to be interviewed by the GMA folks (her dream? “I would want to hang out with my fans and have it not be me”) and perform “Judas” and “Hair.” See video of her grand entrance after the jump and check out her outfits in the gallery below.

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